Jersey Rowing Club

Jersey Rowing Club

JRC founded in 1971 runs 25 races each year from April to September. Rowing in the Jersey waters is made particularly challenging and interesting because of the beautiful coastline, dramatic tidal range and sweeping currents. Races are either in the sweeping St Aubins bay or picking through the rocky hazards of the Southern Coast. Races vary from 10k to 55k and are Open to visitors. The headline events are the Open water Sark2Jersey and Jersey to France, both around 26km or the super endurance Wilkinson Sword Round Jersey race. The Willis AXA Sark2Jersey is an open event and visitors are very welcome. The fleet is often over 60 boats with 250 competitors.

Link to JRC


Skiff Rowing Scotland

Scottish Coastal Rowing is fairly new but they have a hand built boat from a flat pack!  All boats have individual touches and are spectacular works of art assembled by the communities that row them.

Scottish Coastal Rowing is fairly new but they have a hand built boat from a flat pack!  All boats have individual touches and are spectacular works of art assembled by the communities that row them.


Fisa

Fisa is the governing body of world rowing, here is the link to the coastal rowing section of their website.

Photo Credit: Igor Meijer, FISA 2014

Coastal rowing is the extreme version, the adventure side of rowing. It involves rowing along a sea coast and out into the sea and is one of the fastest growing communities of rowers. It is especially popular in Italy, France and Great Britain to name a few. It can be found in all corners of the world including the Maldives and many parts of Africa. Coastal rowing boats are also used inland on some lakes and rivers where the water tends not to be flat...FISA 2015

Welsh Sea Rowing Association


The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation.  

Irish 'Curraghs' are similar to celtic Longbots.

Irish 'Curraghs' are similar to celtic Longbots.


Rowing Club Bern, Switzerland

The Rowing Club Bernis  located at the board of the "Wohlensee" in the west the of Bern (unesco world cultural heritage site). The Wohlensee is located between fields and woods and ends with a water dam 9km west of the club. We are very lucky with rowing conditions - except of very rare occasions like flooding or ice we are able to row any day and any time without restrictions. We will soon celebrate our 100 anniversary. We are very proud of our brand new club house. Our members count kids, a few competitors, a women 8+ crew as well as a masters 8+ crew. We like to sit together and have a meal together once a week in summer. In winter time however we prefer to have fondue at the club house!  Regula Petersen, Rowing Club Bern